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About the Author

Jamala is a featured columnist for the award-winning St. Louis American newspaper, St. Louis’ largest black weekly. She is on the editorial board of and is a featured contributor. Her columns also appear in the Capital City Hues (Madison, WI) and the LA Progressive. She has authored many articles for both local and national publications on issues that she is passionately involved in. Jamala is the author of The Best of the Way I See It, a compilation of her political writings over a 20-year period. She is also the author Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion.


The hostile takeover by the state

The attempt to seize local control from the citizens of St. Louis will be met with organized—and might I add–hostile resistance (think pension, think future raises). That’s because citizens voted for local control of their police department in 2013 by a majority of citizens. That historic vote was the result of more than a decade of tireless organizing under the leadership of the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR).

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Black Women are struggling to stand tall

Racial capitalism is a grinder of our very humanity. Black Lives Matter is not just a slogan; it is a daily reminder to resist the infectious virus of self–loathing and self-destruction spawned and perpetuated by our oppressors.

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Upcoming Events

Community First Responder Training – May 6,2024

Welcome to Community First Responder (CFR) First Monday’s at The T! During this hands on training experience you will learn how to help someone who is been shot is bleeding (Trauma First Aid) as well has how to recoginze and respond to an overdose (Are U OK?).

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Double Feature at The Griot Museum – April 13, 2024

Step into the past and witness captivating tales of resilience and redemption at The Griot Museum’s double feature screening of short films Honorable and Eliza. This screening includes an engaging talkback session with the writers, producers, and directors behind each short film.

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“Voices from the Battlefield”

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Passing the Torch – Season Three of ‘Black Work Talk’

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“Just Expressin’ Myself” Podcast

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